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I’m quite disturbed by what I received in the mail today… It was a Julie Lucas for Delegate flyer that seems to be sent out to everyone in the 51st District… It directly attacks Faisal Gill and even tells people to “google” his name… Is this the honest and fair Julie Lucas you’ve been defending in your blogs, Greg? Not once has Faisal attempted to run a smear campaign to disrespect Julie Lucas… I’d like a response from you before I say anything else…
So Julie Lucas has finally taken the gloves off a bit, I see. I checked into this, and from what I can tell, Julie’s mail piece essentially says that Faisal Gill’s continuing and repeated close associations with folks like Asim Ghafoor (see here, here, here and here for information on Mr. Ghafoor) indicate a consistent pattern of bad judgment that should be disqualifying to his candidacy. That’s a little tamer than what I would have mailed out if I were her, but I can understand her attempt to be somewhat gentle in this comparison piece. As for the “Google Faisal Gill” thing, that is absolutely wonderful. Voters will doubtless be very interested in what they will find by doing so.
Heaven forbid a candidate do a comparison piece and tell prospective voters to actually do their own research on the internet. If this is such a huge problem for our erstwhile Faisal Gill, why in the heck didn’t he consider this rather obvious possibility before he decided to run for office? C’mon, when you google your own name, and the top ten results are articles from folks like Michelle Malkin and Jihad Watch talking about what a threat you likely are to national security, how much crack do you have to smoke in order to think that running for office is a good idea? Do we measure that quantity in pounds or kilos?
I can imagine Faisal Gill’s fellow kool-aid addicts are mighty disturbed. The voters might actually find out what an atrocious nominee Faisal Gill would be on their very own. If “google Faisal Gill” is a smear campaign, I guess next we’re going to hear about “the politics of personal destruction” just as we heard from Faisal Gill when he was Steve Chapman’s spokesman. The goofiness here is entirely amusing.
Maybe potential convention candidates will happen across Faisal Gill’s Wikipedia article when they follow Julie’s advice, which was established by a paid consultant to the Faisal Gill campaign. If his campaign created the internet reference, will they complain that people are told to actually visit it? That should be interesting.
Go get ‘em, Julie! And if anyone has a scan of this mail piece, I’d love to see it. Google Faisal Gill. I love it.
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